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Over-the-Top Good News!

Creflo Dollar

Have you ever heard something that was just too good to be true? Well, there is some news that seems too good to be true, but it’s the ultimate truth. Let me tell you what it is: The Gospel of Christ is the Gospel of grace. There is no other Gospel! Grace is the entire Gospel! In Galatians 1:6-7, Paul writes, “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.”

The word Gospel means nearly too good to be true news. Grace is the unmerited, undeserved, favor of God, which you didn’t earn, work for, or deserve, that He wants to lavish upon you. In times past, when we heard Gospel, it was a general reference to the whole Bible. However, the Gospel is not the whole Bible. We also treated grace like it was a subject, or a curriculum. But grace is a Person! Grace and truth came in the Person of Jesus Christ (John 1:17). The grace message is the genuine Gospel, which is over-the-top good news!

So why is the Gospel of grace seemingly too good to be true? Because of Christ, God is showing up and making men righteous, without them having to work to earn righteousness (Romans 5:19). You’ve been made the righteousness of God, not because of the goodie-goodie things you’ve done, but because you believed in Jesus, and therefore, you were made righteous. That’s too-good-to-be-true news!

God has forgiven you of your sins-past, present, and future! He is not imputing sin on you (2 Corinthians 5:19). When you sin, He’s not charging it to your account. The grace of God has shown up to solve the sin problem. That’s too-good-to-be-true news!

Christ died for the whole world, which means salvation is available to everyone (1 Thessalonians 5:9). He offered to save you when you knew there was absolutely nothing you could possibly do to deserve salvation. He showed up and gave you something that was too good to be true!

When you get a revelation of God’s grace, it will set you free. Free from condemnation, free from guilt, free from beating yourself up, free from the fear of dying and going to hell. People don’t go to hell because of sin; they go to hell because they reject Jesus (Psalm 9:17)! That’s the Gospel! That’s over-the-top good news!

Then, on top of all that, God says, I’ll heal and deliver you! I’ll set you free! I’ll prosper you! I’ll do all those things you’ve been trying to work to deserve and earn. In return, all He needs you to do is believe in the finished work of Jesus Christ (John 19:30).

So whenever you think you don’t deserve what God wants to do for you, remind yourself that you have been given an abundance of undeserved favor (Romans 3:24, AMP). The Gospel of grace has made available to you everything that pertains to life and godliness. That’s over-the-top good news!

Are you ready to receive some over-the-top good news? You’ve been made the righteousness of God by faith in Christ Jesus! Period! 

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